ARPHA Proceedings 5: 323-336, doi: 10.3897/ap.5.e0323
Textual Competence of Future Primary School Teachers: Reality and Perspectives
expand article infoSnezhanka D. Georgieva, Irina V. Khairova
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The professionalism of modern teachers is determined by the level of their proficiency in various competencies. In the paradigm of professional skills necessary for native language teachers working at the primary educational stage, textual competence is the key. The study of textual competence is currently one of the topical areas of linguistics and linguodidactics. Researchers consider textual competence in general theoretical and private applied aspects, from the point of teaching native or foreign languages. In this context, the article is focused on the researching the pragmatic and applied aspects of textual competence formation among future primary school teachers. The aim of the research is to develop tools for monitoring students’ textual competence, to determine the rate of the competence formation. The leading research method was pedagogical experiment, in which 228 students took part: 159 – from Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen and 69 – from Kazan Federal University. To indicate the level of students’ textual competence development, the study selected four actions with the text: reception, analysis, editing, and linguistic tasks. The conducted study allows us to identify trends in practice (in linguistic and methodological aspects) in the context of teachers’ competence training, in particular the ones who will teach the Bulgarian/Russian language (as a native) in primary school; and to determine the main areas of work to improve students’ textual competence as a value dominant of modern pedagogical education.
textual competence, students, primary school teachers, speech activity, text.